Tag Archives: Edinburgh

October 28

Press Release – The Prague Symphony Orchestra brings an electrifying celebration of Nature to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall

The Prague Symphony Orchestra brings all its renowned energy and vigour to this extraordinary symphony, under Finnish Chief Conductor and fast-rising star Pietari Inkinen. They are joined by the superb Czech mezzo-soprano Ester Pavlů and a chorus from of members of Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, Edinburgh University Chamber Choir and also the National Youth Choir of Scotland for what promises to […]

August 28

5 Budget Things To Do In Edinburgh, Scotland #Edinburgh #Travel #Scotland #visitscotland

Easily one of my most favourite cities in the world, Edinburgh is full of magical stories and fascinating history. Even on a cold day, the warmth of the locals will take you by surprise. If I ever had to write a book, I would sit back in one of the cute cafes at the Royal […]

July 20

1. See Early Birds – a new play by Birds of a Feather writers Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks (3 – 27 August) #EdinburghFringe

The new play Early Birds, from the writers of Birds of a Feather, Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks, which tells the incredible yet true story of the birth of one of the nation’s favourite sit-coms, will play at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival at PQA VENUES @Riddle’s Court (venue 277) from 3 – 27 August […]

February 15

Interview with rising star comedienne Lauren Pattison

Thank you so much to Lauren Pattison for this detailed interview. Lauren has just finished a sell-out run at The Soho Theatre, London with her Lady Muck show. Lauren Pattison Can you remember the first time you made someone laugh? I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday. I imagine it was when I […]

January 25

Have you had coffee in one of these places? Britain’s best coffee houses – the new British brew

Brits may be stereotyped as avid tea drinkers, but it hasn’t stopped a growing coffee culture brewing across the nation. With award-winning roasters and World Barista Champions, an emphasis on ethically sourced, independently roasted and perfectly brewed flavours, plus “third wave” coffee tastes from Aeropress to cold-drip methods, it’s clear there’s more to Britain’s caffeine […]

April 16

Have a drink at The Oxford Bar on Young Street in the New Town of Edinburgh 

This local bar was made famous in Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels.     It’s not to everyone’s taste but is gladly firmly off the tourist trail.  We didn’t feel we could take too many photos ourselves.  There are a few photographs in the back room giving a nod to Insprctor rebus.  Ian Rankin we were told […]

April 15

Climb Arthur’s seat on the outskirts of Edinburgh 

Climbing this huge inactive volcano is not for the unfit. Find Holyrood Palace and you have found the start of this climb.  There are several ways up and several levels of difficulty depending on how active you are feeling.  The signposting is not great so either follow the crowds or use your intuition.       

April 14

Have the best of welcomes at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Edinburgh

   This former railway hotel is perfectly situated for the castle and the main shops of Edinburgh. The hop on hop off bus stop is directly opposite if you wish to tour Edinburgh this way.  The hotel itself is beautiful with wide corridors, luxury rooms and a spa with a huge selection of perfumes and make […]

April 12

Read this excellent review of L’escargot Bleu in Edinburgh

So it was another weekend and another French restaurant (yippee!) for me and my dining companion. This time around we paid a visit to L’escargot Bleu on Broughton Street and we stopped in for a quick drink at Pickles first. We’ve been keen to try this restaurant for a while now; it’s been recommended to […] […]

April 12

Relive your childhood at the museum of childhood in Edinburgh

This museum is a trip down memory lane. Five floors of childhood reminders – everything from kerplunk to mock car parks. The collection of dolls is also impressive as are the old card games.        This is a free museum and we learnt about it on the hop on hop off bus – a […]

April 11

Take stunning pictures of Edinburgh from the top of Edinburgh Castle

If you want to have the best views of Edinburgh then a visit to Edinburgh castle is a must. There are of course other things to do at the castle such as visiting the crown jewels but the view is amazing and what we enjoyed the most.       

April 11

Add to Harry Potter fan scribble in the toilets at The Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh – Can you spot yours? 

    No glamorous pictures in this thing to do I’m afraid. There are so many Harry Potter fans and they do like to scribble! Everywhere! Can you spot yours?    Here is a frame of J K Rowling at The Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh   

July 31

5 Things To Do To Prepare for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 by Tina Huang

In this post Rizzoli & Isles actress Tina Huang shares her 5 things to do to prepare for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tina will be at the assembly stage August 9 – August 30 performing in Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over.  1) Throw a fundraiser, you’re going to need the money. 2) Book your […]